" More validity, more honorable state, more courtship lives in...carrion flies than Romeo.
They may seize on the white wonder of dear Juliet's hand, and steal immortal blessings from her lips, who, even in pure and vestal modesty, Still blush, as thinking their own kiss as sin, but Romeo may not, he is banished?
This may flies do but when I from this may fly?"
Romeo and Juliet, Act 3, Scene 3
This is the species Shakespeare was referring to.
This small fern was growing on or very near a stump. It looks kind of primitive compared to ferns I am familiar with.
Deceased female approximately 6 to 7 feet long found with propeller strikes and large fish hook in mouth.
This tree is very common in this neighborhood. Can someone let me know what type it is?
Sorry, the zoomed-in photo is terrible. There's a pretty good chance they really were Steller and not California sea lions. They were a lot paler, almost yellow, and decently large.
The restoration of San Francisco's only native turtle has begun back to Mountain Lake in the Presidio. I know SF Zoo has been breeding many for years. Saw two basking this morning with radio antennae. Cool to watch this amazing project grow from the beginning...
Several bees on lavender bush